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Latz, Amanda O.; Rediger, James N. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand if and how community college faculty construct work-life balance, as our review of the literature pointed toward a lack of research on this topic. Twenty-eight community college faculty members were interviewed, and six major findings were generated through the data analysis. Metaphors…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Figurative Language
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Kerrick, Sharon A.; Miller, Karen Hughes; Ziegler, Craig – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
This article shares the curriculum and evaluation findings over four years for a faculty development program aimed at increasing skills in designing and teaching online courses. The University of Louisville's "Delphi U" is a four-day retreat style program covering 17 modules, each of which includes an exercise or activity. Over the four…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Faculty Development, Total Quality Management, Distance Education
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Hines, Susan R. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
A major challenge faced by today's faculty developers is how to move beyond the perpetual use of simplistic program evaluation practices and adopt an approach that empowers faculty developers and administrators to implement a mission-based, result-oriented program evaluation model. This article reveals the five most common elements contributing to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Polreis, Sean; D'Eon, Marcel F.; Premkumar, Kalyani; Trinder, Krista; Bonnycastle, Deirdre – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
Resident doctors have an important and integral responsibility of teaching a number of individuals. The purpose of this study was to measure the effectiveness of the University of Saskatchewan's resident-as-teacher training course--Teaching Improvement Project Systems (TIPS). Residents who attended the TIPS course from January, 2010 through June,…
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, Faculty Development, Training, Microteaching
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Tucker, Virginia – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
The iGeneration is predisposed to communicating via social media, and oftentimes students' first instinct in classroom group work is to connect with members on social media. While some social networks allow for the creation of private groups, these students are still responsible for adapting the technology for this new purpose: collaborative…
Descriptors: Social Media, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Cooperative Learning
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Rosatelli, Meghan – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
In this essay, social media are presented as complex tools that require student involvement from potential classroom implementation to the post-mortem. The "choose, explore, analyze" approach narrows social media options for the classroom based on student feedback and allows students and teachers to work together to understand why and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship, Technology Uses in Education
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Gundlach, Ellen; Maybee, Clarence; O'Shea, Kevin – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
This article examines a social media assignment used to teach and practice statistical literacy with over 400 students each semester in large-lecture traditional, fully online, and flipped sections of an introductory-level statistics course. Following the social media assignment, students completed a survey on how they approached the assignment.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Vie, Stephanie – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
This article focuses on a national study of writing instructors regarding the inclusion of social media in their teaching. The results from this study indicate the field's burgeoning interest in social media in the writing classroom: as technological tool, as content for analysis, as a composing space, and much more. These findings suggest the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers, National Surveys
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Davis, Jenny L.; Compton, D'Lane; Farris, D. Nicole; Love, Tony P. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
This article examines how social media can incorporate into the higher education setting in meaningful ways using optional participation, active content production, and active moderation. The authors use two authoethnographic case studies. The first case pertains to pedagogical use through a student created and maintained Facebook group for a…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Case Studies, Educational Sociology
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Apostel, Shawn – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
Institutions of higher education are increasingly utilizing ePortfolio projects to allow students a space to showcase their work to their instructors, peers, and potential employers, and with the primary audience focusing on instructor or peer, the ePortfolio has worked well over the years. However, as the audience shifted more to potential…
Descriptors: Social Media, Portfolios (Background Materials), Faculty Development, Higher Education
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Remund, David L. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
Instructors often use social media as an extra platform for sharing information and therefore extend the classroom beyond classroom walls. However, when more thoughtfully integrated in pedagogy and tied to specific desired learning outcomes, social media may help accomplish more: strong engagement and self-reported comprehension, aided by the…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Outcomes of Education, Leadership, Communication Skills
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Gammon, Mark A.; McGranahan, Carole – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
Despite the growing integration of social media in their personal and professional lives, many faculty remain uncertain about its application to the classroom. One barrier for the adoption of social media as a learning tool is continued uncertainty about effective practices and successful use cases. Anchored in a specific course implementation and…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Social Media, Adoption (Ideas), Teaching Methods
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Sweet, Charlie; Blythe, Hal; Carpenter, Russell – Journal of Faculty Development, 2015
With this issue of the "Journal of Faculty Development," we begin a new feature called "Brief Communications." Manuscripts that do not fit one of the regular "JFD" categories may be published as Brief Communications. These pieces must still meet the "Journal's" publication standards in all other respects.…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Writing (Composition), Writing for Publication, Writing Skills
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Franklin, Somer L.; Slate, John R.; Joyner, Sheila A. – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
In this article, we analyzed research studies in the field of graduate education. In particular, we explored the issue of inequity in graduate education through three key lenses of social science analyses. Furthermore, we analyzed selected quantitative research studies that undertook a comparative examination of aggregate trends in enrollment and…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Ethnic Diversity, Ethnicity, Statistical Analysis
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Lightner, Robin – Journal of Faculty Development, 2014
Instructors may benefit from the framework for understanding student incivility. The framework considers stages of adolescent brain development and behaviors that were adaptive in the context of high school but are counter to collegiate success. Several activities presented here challenge instructors to be purposeful about classroom civility. When…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Neuropsychology
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